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Materials for Sustainable Sites

Product Code/ISBN: 9780470134559

Sustainable materials for landscape sites can be difficult to narrow down and keep track of. Materials for Sustainable Sites is a fantastic resource that will help you be able to strategize and plan the least amount of impact on the environment and human health that your site materials can potentially have. Obviously it isn’t anyone’s intentions to purposefully use harmful substances or materials in their landscaping sites, but sometimes details are overlooked. With this incredible resource guide you can rest assured that your site is the safest and most environmentally friendly it can possibly be. Chapters in the book cover topics such as green materials, environmental and human health impacts of materials, and different ways you can minimize that impact.

From information on different tools, techniques, suggestions, and ideologies to help you create a sustainable site, you won’t find a better book that covers sustainable materials.  The text also comes packed with different case studies on projects so you can see the real life impact and effects of using more green materials on your site.  You won’t want to start another project without picking up a copy of this incredible book.  Don’t delay, order yours today!

Table of Contents



  1. Materials for Sustainable Sites Defined
  2. Background: Inputs, Outputs, and Impacts of Construction Materials
  3. Evaluating the Environmental and Human Health Impacts of Materials
  4. Resource Reuse: Designing with and Specifying Reclaimed, Reprocessed, and Recycled-content Materials
  5. Concrete
  6. Earthen Materials
  7. Brick Masonry
  8. Asphalt Pavement
  9. Aggregates and Stone
  10. Wood and Wood Products
  11. Metals
  12. Plastics and Rubber
  13. Biobased Materials, by Ruth Stafford


Appendix A: Embodied Energy and Embodied Carbon of Construction Materials by Weight

Appendix B: Health and Environmental Impacts of Hazardous Air Pollutants and Metals Related to Construction Materials.